QPR are completely out of shape. Home side team are already losing 6 out of last 8 matches at each competition. 5 straight into domestic league. Also, with the close schedule playing a match on every 3-4 days, their weakness appears most often. The only good things is the fact of having comfortable 10 pts more above the relegation zone which makes them safe for now. But overall, QPR struggles a lot, expecially defensivly where on 9 out of last 10 games overall allows at least once conceded goal. By latest news, only Cameron and Rangel are only unavailable players at the squad.
WBA after losing the FA Cup match vs Brighton and finishing the extra competition, visitors are now focused on their goal, reaching the Premier League spot on table by direct promotion. With the current level of playing, they are quiet close. Recently 4th on standing, only 4 pts less than 2nd placed squad of Sheffield Utd and 6 less than 1st placed squad of Norwich.
Dortmund have looked very shaky as of late, including their terrible 0-3 loss in their CL battle against tottenham which all but basically eliminates them from the Champions League (sans an incredible blowout at home vs Tottenham, which I think is very unlikely).
That being said, I believe their focus will now be on the bundesliga and winning it. No better way to get back on track than against an 18th place Nuremberg team. Dortmund may very well concede a goal as Dortmunds clean sheets have been rare, however I think personally they sharpen up and get disciplined and hold Nuremberg to 0 goals.
Mallorca failed to build upon their play and improve away to Albacete last weekend suffering 2:0 result. They had more of the ball possession, but the chances created weren’t enough to make the things right in a generally not that attacking game. The side is now just a couple of points behind the playoff zone and needs a win here to get back to the top six.
Lugo comes from yet another disappointment, as the side suffered 1:2 defeat at home against Zaragoza. They even took the lead in the first half, and only thanks to great gaps in the defense allowed their visitors to revert the scoreline out of rare chanced Zaragoza made. The side is now three points above the relegation zone and generally not in a decent momentum.
Hertha surprised everyone in a 3:0 victory away from home against Gladbach. They left the ball possession to their opponents but were very effective via counters mostly. It was a morale-boosting victory after three official games with no win, as the side now stands just two points behind Euro zone.
Werder confirmed good form, as the side won over Augsburg 4:0 at home, just a couple of days after they excluded Dortmund from the Cup. Their victory was completely deserved, with three goals scored inside the first half. They are just three points behind Euro zone and in need of continuation of good form.
Forward Leckie (10/2) is injured, with midfielder Maier (19/0) and forward Dilrosun (10/2) being doubtful. The guests are set to miss forward Harnik (13/3). Doubtful are a couple of players who anyway didn’t perform so far.
Lyon suffered a completely unexpected defeat away to Nice last weekend with a 1:0 result. The only goal came via a penalty kick and must be said that the guests looked better and created more, but paid the price of being inefficient. The side is now six points behind second Lille and needs a victory badly.
Guingamp comes from a 0:2 defeat at home against Lille, as the side appeared too passive in not enough attractive game where the players of Lille pulled out a victory without creating much. Thanks to this defeat, Guingamp remained at the rock bottom position with six points less than safely placed Dijon.
Defender Raffael (11/0) remains sidelined for the hosts. Visiting side miss forward N’Gbakoto (12/0) and suspended defender Djilobodji (2/0).
Kukushkin is coming from a straight sets win over Haase, but i am not suprised anymore as Haase hates to play in Rotterdam. He was masterful on his serve though. He won 79% of his points on first serve and 67% of the points on second serve. Moreover, he allowed just one breakpoint against Haase which the Dutchmen could not convert.
Dzumhur is coming from a massive win against Tsitsipas as an enormous dog. Dzumhur is a smart player, good mover, good defender, but Stefanos made just way too many mistakes.
Dzumhur is 1-4 in 2019 but this is a good chance for him to climb up the rankings again. Indeed, he loves to play on this surface as he has an excellent 62-41 record indoors.
Moreover, these two met 3 times, and all matches went to 3 sets.
Now it is the right moment to bet against Juan Ignacio Londero. He just won his maiden ATP title in Cordoba, defeating Guido Pella, his fellow Argentinian player.
Joao Sousa is very experienced player from Portugal with great fighting spirit, very light hearted. He will put big pressure on Londero, that should still celebrate that trophy after coming from underdog position.
Sousa had much more rest time , he will be fresh enough to take the benefits from this situation and advance into second round at Buenos Aires Open.
Borussia M’gladbach won the last game against Schalke 2-0 and still remain one of the best home strongest team in the Bundesliga.
Hertha played FA Cup mid week against Bayern Munchen which ended 2-2 and went to extra time to loose 3-2, this will make things more worst for Berlin outfit playing against M’glabach because in the extra time against Bayern was Hertha strength at zero level, that contributed on them conceding the 3 goal.
Strength issue will play a big role in Hertha’s game against Gladbach, and Gladbach will capitalise in that advantage to go for many goals. M’gladbach has a winning marging since last 6 months 17 from 28 game won. 9 games from 10 games at home and just only one game lost at home.
In the last 28 games they scored 65 goals, that means 2.32 goals per game.
After two wins, players of Mainz couldn’t get anything away from home against Augsburg last weekend in a 3:0 defeat. The side stood early back in the scoreline and looked quite passive not being able to get back into the match. They are only four points behind the Euro zone, with far better results in front of own fans.
Leverkusen surprised a lot last weekend when the team defeated Bayern 3:1 in front of own fans. The side is now just a point behind Euro zone. During the midweek, they suffered exclusion in DFB Pokal away to Heidenheim, most likely simply by taking the opponent too lightly and wanting to preserve some energy but it went wrong for them.
Everton got outplayed last time out in front of own fans against Wolves with a 1:3 result. They conceded early from the penalty kick, leveled up but the guests simply played great on counters. Despite the ball possession the hosts paid the price of poor defending that time.
Manchester City proved to be too strong for Arsenal last weekend, celebrating a 3:1 home win. Aguero was the star of the game with three goals, but overall the Citizens looked far more superior and could have earned even a bigger margin win. They are now three points behind the Reds and in a must-win situation here.